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3 US women attempt to paddle board from Cuba to Florida

3 US women attempt to paddle board from Cuba to Florida

HAVANA, CUBA (REUTERS) - With calm waters under their boards, Americans
Aimee Spector, Cynthia Aguilar and Karen Kim are preparing for the
paddle boarding experience of a lifetime.

"We will be the first three girl relay to ever even paddle from Cuba, on
land, finishing in Key West on land." said Aguilar.

Starting in Havana's Hemingway Marina on Thursday (June 8), Spector took
off first in what the three athletes hope will set a new Guinness record
for the longest non-stop paddle as a three-girl relay team.

They estimate crossing the Florida straits should take between 20 and 25
hours.

"I think the hardest part is just the fatigue. It's going to take us
about 24 hours so paddling all through the night, having those
challenges of staying focused and staying energised, I know that we can
do it but that's probably our biggest challenge." said Spector.

A challenge that they will have to paddle through until they reach the
US on Friday.

Source: 3 US women attempt to paddle board from Cuba to Florida,
Americas News & Top Stories - The Straits Times -
http://www.straitstimes.com/world/americas/3-us-women-attempt-to-paddle-board-from-cuba-to-florida
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